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The L42A1: A Sniper Rifle To Remember

For most of the 20th century, Lee-Enfield rifles were the backbone of the British army. The last British service Lee was the L42A1 sniping rifle. Built on the World War II No.4(T), the reliable and accurate L42A1 was retired in the early 1990s.

An Enfield Destroyed: The Impact of British Gun Laws

Our author saw the destruction of one veteran's Lee-Enfield No. 4 (T) sniper rifle, a victim of Great Britain's inane gun laws.

Rifleman Q&A: A Marine Corps M1917 Rifle?

This "USMC" marked M1917 rifle isn't what it appears to be, but it is a unique part of American military history.

Exploded View: Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

The No. 4 Mk I Lee-Enfield made up the bulk of rifles used by British soldiers during World War II. Here's some background and disassembly tips.

I Have This Old Gun: British Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine

As the British military modernized its arsenal in the mid-19th century, the Pattern 1856 Cavalry Carbine joined the iconic Pattern 1853 Enfield in frontline service.

Galilean Sniper Sights: How Well Did They Work?

The British used Galilean optical sights during World War I to even the odds against German snipers, but how well did they work? A group of modern collectors, historians and snipers decided to find out for themselves.

WWI Galilean Sights: An Evolution in Sniping

What are Galilean sights? More importantly, how well did they work? A group of modern collectors, historians and snipers decided to find out for themselves.

This Old Gun: Pattern 1853 Enfield

Simply put, the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket, along with its variants, is one of the most important firearms of the 19th century.

Exploded View: Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield, Mk III

The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield, Mk III is one of the iconic bolt-action battle rifles of the 20th century. Here's how it comes apart.

Book Review: 'Carvings from the Veldt: Part Three'

In this book review, we take a look at "Carvings from the Veldt: Part Three" by David C. George detailing the carving found on Boer-era firearms.

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